Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced. There is a statewide mandate for face masks and social distancing.
National Travel and Tourism Week - celebrated May 6-12, 2018 - spotlights the accomplishments and contributions of the travel and tourism industry. Locally, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is the official destination marketing organization responsible for promoting Shreveport, Bossier City, Caddo Parish, and Bossier Parish to potential visitors.
Tourism boosts the local economy by driving sales tax and hotel motel tax. In 2016, visitor spending in Caddo and Bossier Parishes totaled $680 million and state and local tax revenue generated by tourism totaled $87.21 million, according to a report prepared by the University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center for the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Here are just a few more Shreveport-Bossier tourism numbers:
Local celebrations of National Travel and Tourism Week include the Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier promotion (May 1-31) and P.R.I.D.E. Awards (May 10).
P.R.I.D.E. stands for Proud Residents Involved in Developing Our Economy. This year's event will take place at Sam's Town Casino and Hotel and is sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Hotel and Lodging Association. It is an opportunity the hospitality industry employees who go above and beyond in their jobs every day.